Oh, the humanity!

From today’s AJC:

Budget cuts have claimed one of the state’s most popular programs, protecting land from development.

In a memo to local governments sent Thursday, Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority Executive Director Chris Clark said the state will not distribute the $10 million for land conservation included in this year’s budget.

Land conservation is one of the “state’s most popular programs?” I’m glad we have the AJC to tell us these things.


  1. Chris says:

    speaking of Indians spending money, where did Reed get the money to pay off the morgage the took out on his house?

  2. MSBassSinger says:

    When the Indians had the land, they would clear-cut and burn in order to get the wood they needed, without replanting. So much for the myth of the Indians and their stewardship of the land.

    And why is it we fall for the myth that only government can conserve land? Land in private ownership is much better kept up than in government hands.

    Why are the RINOs in the state legislature approving funding – confiscating what we earn to be spent on behalf of others – for the government to buy land and take it away from private ownership? Oh, that’s right – RINOs are oriented towards socialism and big government, too. They are just more hypocritical about it than Democrats.

  3. Mad Dog says:


    Not quite true about pre-Columbian agriculture, especially mound builders of the Mississippian culture, Aztecs, Olmec, Teotihuacan, Maya, Zapotec, Mixtec, Huastec, Purepecha, Toltec …. who thrived as long as 4,000 years ago.

    But, that debate continues between scholars better informed than us.

    “And why is it we fall for the myth that only government can conserve land? Land in private ownership is much better kept up than in government hands.”

    Love Canal versus Grand Canyon?

    The EPA lists 15 toxic waste sites in Georgia ….

  4. MSBassSinger says:

    Mad Dog,

    Keep in mind that the most of the Indians before the white man arrived were constantly at war with one another, did in fact clear cut the land and burn, some practiced cannibalism, other practiced human sacrifice (including child sacrifice), threw out the old to die, etc. For the most part, they were not the myth of peace ands “oneness with the land” so often depicted today, environmentally or socially. They had not progressed technologically or socially in over 4,000 years – a stagnant, subsistence culture. Thrive is hardly a word I would use.

    Oh, and Love Canal – it turned out not to be toxic or a source of cancer. More environmental hype and hoax that taxpayers paid for. Dioxin’s only known problem is that, in large quantities, it can cause severe acne in some cases. The residents of Love Canal would have ingested more dioxin by eating Ben and Jerry’s ice cream than from the environment at Love Canal.

    The truth is that land in private ownership – private lakes, farmland, and tree farms in particular, all acrosss the US – are better cared for than by government. And what right does government have to take our money by force to buy land for “conservation”?

  5. Mad Dog says:

    Love Canal? Not dangerous? LMFAO!

    Dioxin wasn’t the freaken issue, you moron.


    “Landfills can of course be an environmentally acceptable method of hazardous waste disposal, assuming they are properly sited, managed, and regulated. Love Canal will always remain a perfect historical example of how not to run such an operation.

    In 1953, the Hooker Chemical Company, then the owners and operators of the property, covered the canal with earth and sold it to the city for one dollar.”

    “I visited the canal area at that time. Corroding waste-disposal drums could be seen breaking up through the grounds of backyards. Trees and gardens were turning black and dying. One entire swimming pool had been had been popped up from its foundation, afloat now on a small sea of chemicals. Puddles of noxious substances were pointed out to me by the residents. Some of these puddles were in their yards, some were in their basements, others yet were on the school grounds. Everywhere the air had a faint, choking smell. Children returned from play with burns on their hands and faces.

    And then there were the birth defects. The New York State Health Department is continuing an investigation into a disturbingly high rate of miscarriages, along with five birth-defect cases detected thus far in the area.

    I recall talking with the father of one the children with birth defects. “I heard someone from the press saying that there were only five cases of birth defects here,” he told me. “When you go back to your people at EPA, please don’t use the phrase ‘only five cases.’ People must realize that this is a tiny community. Five birth defect cases here is terrifying.”

    Naw, you’re not a moron. Calling you a moron is above you.

    You’re just a liar.

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